Whether we planned to or not, many of us now work in virtual teams. Adapting to this format presents countless challenges—not the least of which is maintaining strong interpersonal relationships. In the absence of lunchtime get-togethers, water cooler conversations, or even random encounters in hallways or elevators, a certain amount of bonding may be sacrificed.
Sebastian Reiche, Professor of Managing People in Organizations at IESE Business School, offers this advice for fostering virtual team bonds:
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